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Bella Vista Motel New Plymouth


Rachel & Jimmy welcome you to Bella Vista Motel New Plymouth, one of the closest and quietest motels in the CBD.

New Plymouth is only a 45-50-minute flight from Auckland or Wellington. A scenic drive from major tourism centres, Taranaki enjoys full transport services by Air New Zealand Link and bus services.

With Taranaki’s epic surf, spectacular gardens, great events, a legendary mountain and countless outdoor and cultural adventures it’s easy to see why the region prides itself on being a destination ‘like no other’.

Bella Vista Motel New Plymouth is only a few minutes walk from the many cafés, restaurants and bars, the famous Len Lye Art Gallery and Puke Ariki Museum. Many other attractions are close to the motel: New Plymouth’s beautiful foreshore, which spans 12.7kms along our picturesque coastline, the award winning architecturally designed Rewa Rewa Bridge and Wind Wand and Pukekura Park. 

Whether traveling for business or leisure, you can choose from a range of well priced New Plymouth motel rooms with free car parking, free Wifi and bicycles are available for hire.

You can be assured of a warm welcome at our New Plymouth motel accommodation where we will assist you in every way possible. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Contact us for more information on availability, rates and rooms at Bella Vista Motel New Plymouth.


Distances from our New Plymouth Motel

New Plymouth Domestic Airport 30mins
Shops & Restaurants 5mins
Mt Taranaki 30mins
Coastal Walkway 2mins
  • At a glance
  • Check-in 2.00pm

    Check-out 10.00am

    Office hours 7.30am to 8.00pm

  • On-site parking Onsite parking free of charge. EV charger available for a small fee.

  • Breakfast service Continental breakfast available on request

  • Available on request Interconnecting rooms, cot (for 1 Bedroom Unit only), specific room allocations.

  • Value adds Free WIFI, heatpumps/AC, Sky TV, guest laundry

  • Email

  • Address 32 Queen Street, New Plymouth

  • Phone +64 6 769 5932


Room Options

Room Options

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Compact Queen Studio

Upstairs and downstairs Queen bed studios. Shower en-suite, tea/coffee and toast making facilities only. Sky 50+ channels and unlimited free WiFi included as standard. This room is not suitable for cooking meals. These rooms are small but perfectly suited for an overnight stay.

  • 16 m2
  • 1
  • 2
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Superior Studio

Upstairs and downstairs studios with King or Queen bed. Shower en-suite, table and chairs, and microwave kitchenette. Sky 50+ channels and unlimited free WiFi included as standard. Ground floor easy-access studios with relevant facilities are available on request.

  • 20 m2
  • 1
  • 2
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Twin/Triple Studio

Upstairs and downstairs studios featuring a Queen and Single bed. Shower en-suite, table and chairs or settee, microwave kitchenette. Sky 50+ channels and unlimited free WiFi included as standard.

  • 20 m2
  • 1
  • 3
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1 Bedroom Executive/Family Unit

Upstairs and downstairs with a Queen bed in the main living area and two Single beds in a separate bedroom. Ideal for families or those wanting additional space. En-suite bathroom with single bath including whirlpool function plus shower, full kitchen, table and chairs. Sky 50+ channels and unlimited free WiFi included as standard.

  • 37 m2
  • 1
  • 4


  • 18 modern self-contained, fully serviced studio and family motel units
  • Free and unlimited WiFi
  • Heatpumps/AC
  • QUALMARK 4 star rating.
  • Quiet location - not on main road - opposite Len Lye Art Gallery
  • Sky TV 50+ Channels 
  • Purpose built access units
  • Quick and Continental breakfasts available
  • Modern Guest Laundry
  • Type 2 EV chargers. Please pre-book.
  • Cots available on request
Local Attractions

Local Attractions

For more local info – email or give us a ring

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

New Zealand's celebrated and only contemporary art museum. The exhibition programme constantly changes so whilst it is always worth checking out what's on, being a stone's throw from our New Plymouth accommodation means it's a must do.

New Plymouth Wind Wand

The New Plymouth Wind Wand at almost 50 metres tall is a kinetic sculpture located on the waterfront. This iconic landmark bends in the wind and lights up at night. Just a 5 minute walk away from our New Plymouth motel.

Coastal Walkway

A fantastic coastal walkway track stretching for 12.7km, offering spectacular views, outdoor art displays, playgrounds and coffee stops. Walk past sculptures, beaches, rock pools and be sure to visit the iconic Te Rewa Rewa Bridge. The track is a great option either for walking, running or cycling.

Brooklands Zoo

A great, free zoo located in Pukekura Park, only 6 minutes drive from our motel in New Plymouth It’s the perfect place to come with a picnic lunch. Safe for children and fully fenced, the variety of animals exceeds expectations for a free attraction – farm animals, monkeys, meer cats, exotic birds, plus lots more.

The Gables (Colonial Hospital)

A wonderful slice of history located in Brooklands Park, The Gables was originally constructed as a hospital, and it has been lovingly restored and now houses local art exhibitions.

Taranaki Cathedral, Church of St Mary

This church is currently closed for earthquake repairs but is an amazing historical building with beautifully appointed stonework. If you are looking for a church service, this is currently being held in the hall across the road.

Clock Tower

An iconic clock tower that plays a melodious tune every hour, there is no access to climb to the top, but you are able to appreciate it from ground level. Looks beautiful at night when it’s lit up and only 100 metres from your New Plymouth accommodation.

Todd Energy Aquatic Centre

A great swimming complex featuring pools, hydro-slides, wave machine, dive pool, tots pool, spa pool. The spacious outdoor area is the perfect spot to sit around with a picnic lunch. Only 3 minutes drive from your New Plymouth accommodation.

Maui Gas Field Visitor Centre

For something a little different learn the story of oil and gas in Taranaki. The pièce de résistance is a replica oil field platform and pictorial explanations of the workings of the Maui Gas installation.

Historic Koru Pa

Koru Pa is thought to be one of the first Maori settlements in Taranaki. Maori tradition identifies that this site may have been built as early as 1000AD. This is a special place that still shows signs of the original infrastructure from the Maori musket wars.

Whitecliffs Walkway

Step out along the five-hour Whitecliffs Walkway. Discover the famous white cliffs and Three Sisters rock formations then walk the hand-hewn Te Horo tunnel. The walkway is closed from 01 June to 30 September

Puke Ariki 

A world-class museum and heritage centre on New Plymouth's waterfront. It includes a visitor centre and cafe and is located just close to the Wind Wand.

Gardens of Significance

​Taranaki is home to 17 gardens of national or regional significance; that's about a quarter of New Zealand's total. At all times of the year, dozens of private gardens can be viewed by appointment. Otherwise, attend the premier festival of Taranaki’s gardens – the Taranaki Garden Spectacular. 

Visit Pukekura Park to enjoy the fernery and display houses, as well as a children's zoo, forest walks and row boats.

Pukeiti is internationally recognised for its rhododendron collection set in 360 hectares of native forest or Tupare in New Plymouth and Hollard Gardens in Kaponga are two of New Zealand's finest heritage gardens.

King Edward Park in Hawera features the world's only 'Wendy' statue - the partner to Kensington Garden's 'Peter Pan'.


Egmont National Park

Egmont National Park, which includes Mount Taranaki, offers fascinating outdoor adventures. Hike to the summit or enjoy the Pouakai Crossing day hike. Previous snow and ice climbing experience is required to reach the summit during winter. There are more than 300 kilometres of walking tracks, ranging from ten-minute nature walks to a three-day trek around the mountain. If walking isn't your thing, take a scenic flight over Mount Taranaki. 

Between June and October, the Stratford Mountain Club operates the mountain's only ski field, Manganui. Visitors are always welcome.

Captivating coast with deluxe surf breaks

With a coastline that curves from north-facing to west-facing and around to the south, the waves in Taranaki just keep on rolling. Explore one of New Zealand's best surf regions. Cruise Surf Highway 45 to all the top surfing spots or head to Sugar Loaf Marine Park to encounter seals and other marine life. Book sure to book in for a surf lesson with a local expert.

Cape Egmont Lighthouse

The lighthouse is a wonderful spot for photography with distant Mount Taranaki as a backdrop whilst learning about Taranaki's  maritime past.  The lighthouse will open by appointment and 40 minutes drive from your New Plymouth motel accommodation.

Te Henui Vicarage

This is one of the oldest stone buildings in New Zealand; the Vicarage is a very photogenic building and well worth a visit. It’s now a place used to showcase the local pottery and if you’re lucky enough you may get to throw a pot.

4th Wall Theatre

Head along to view superb theatrical performances. Check out what’s on when you stop by.

Self Guided Arts Trail

Embark on a self-guided arts trail and check out local Taranaki talent, workshops, demonstrations and the opportunity to purchase a unique piece of art. Further information -

Boars Head Mine Walk

This is the spot where locals hoped to strike it rich, for more than 100 years hopeful prospectors dug shafts into the Kaitake Ranges looking for gold. Today a well-marked track leads 20 min into the bush where the first mineshaft can be found.

New Plymouth Horse Trekking

Horse riding and trekking in the picturesque landscape of the Taranaki countryside, options include 2 hour, half and full day options.

Mega Bounce Trampoline Arena

A whole lot of fun for all ages, this fun park offers over 60 connected trampolines, dodge ball, a foam pit and a tumble pit. Its only 11 minutes drive from your motel in New Plymouth,

Naki Nitro Indoor Karting

Fun for the entire family – featuring New Zealand’s fastest indoor karts, cadet karts (ages 6-9), racer karts (ages 10+) and dual karts for younger children.

Steam Train Rides

Every Sunday 2 – 4pm (weather permitting) take the opportunity to ride on a scale model live steam train. Operated by New Plymouth Society of Model and Experimental Engineers.

Tawhiti Museum

Explore the social and technological heritage of early Maori and European settlers. Reputed to be the best private museum in the country, realistic scale models tell the chapters of Taranaki's past.

Golf Courses

The region’s top course is the championship Ngamotu Links, home of the New Plymouth Golf Club. Taranaki boasts 19 other golf courses, including grass-roots clubs like Urenui, Waverly and Strathmore, each with their own unique natural hazards and a guaranteed view of the mountain.

Bella Vista New Plymouth will happily offer local advice on any of these activities and will gladly facilitate complimentary reservations should an activity require a booking.

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Our Story

Our Story


Introducing your hosts, Rachel & Jim.

Rachel is born & bred in Taranaki, while Jim moved to the province when he was 12 years old. We share this property with our daughter and we all look forward to welcoming you.

Rachel started at Bella Vista New Plymouth as a cleaner & worked her way up to take over management in September 2020. Jim joins us after an extensive time in trade sales at a local building supplies company.


New Plymouth, Taranaki - Your Destination

We are both extremely proud and passionate about New Plymouth and the surrounding Taranaki region. Taranaki is unique in regards to our proximity to the coastline and to Mount Taranaki. It is often remarked that you could climb the mountain in the morning and have surf in the afternoon. This diverse landscape is one of the things that we love about the place. We also have a number of events & festivals on during the year that makes Taranaki an exciting destination to visit. Whether its our Americarna Festival, WOMAD, Garden Festival or the amazing Festival of the Lights summer program, there is always something on that will appeal to a wide variety of people & tastes.


Our Community Involvement

  • We hire staff locally & also offer students from New Plymouth Girls High school to have their often first taste of entering the workforce.
  • We donate old bedding & linen to our local SPCA.
  • We are members of Hospitality New Zealand.
  • We are part of the CBD Neighbourhood Watch which allows central businesses to share information to NZ Police when required.
  • We have a commitment to support local businesses in regards to purchasing.


Our Sustainability Practices

We are members of the Bella Vista Sustainability Committee who are in charge of driving environment change to Bella Vista Accommodation Nationwide. We have a goal for the Bella Vista brand to be carbon neutral by 2050. We have listed some of our achievements specific to New Plymouth below.

  • We buy local to reduce transport emissions
  • We encourage towel reuse which means you are reducing energy and water use.  Hang your towels on the towel rail if you wish to reuse them or place your towels on the floor if you wish them to be laundered.
  • We provide the opportunity to recycle all waste.
  • We recycle soft plastic, glass & general recycling to reduce our landfill space by as much as possible.
  • We record, measure, create action plans & evaluate changes to our waste to continuously improve our waste reduction.

Bella Vista New Plymouth is a 4 star Qualmark rated property and awarded Silver under the Sustainable Business criteria. 

We look forward to hosting you.



The New Plymouth motel is opposite Len Lye Art Gallery and a few minutes' stroll to our fabulous coastal walkway, Puke Ariki Museum/Information Centre and a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and galleries

32 Queen Street, New Plymouth

+64 6 769 5932

[email protected]

Travel distances in kilometres to New Plymouth

  • From:
  • Gisborne 566 kms
  • Hamilton 240 kms
  • Napier 410 kms
  • Palmerston North 233 kms
  • Rotorua 301 kms
  • Taupo 279 kms
  • Wellington 356 kms
  • Whangarei 517 kms


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